Women’s Services

Women’s Services is the practice of medicine specializing in female reproductive health. Doctors diagnose and treat the female reproductive system issues that include the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and breasts.

Overview

During examinations, doctors give reproductive and other health services, including pelvic exams, Pap tests, cancer screenings, and testing and treatment for vaginal infections and other problems.

At Hillcroft Physicians, we focus on treating our female patients as soon as possible if they want to plan for a family. Early care is a great way to ensure women are at their healthiest if they decide to have children, so they are at ultimate health before conception, through the pregnancy, and after the child is born. Planned pregnancies with care focused on the mother’s health are optimal for both the mother and the child.

Gynecology Services

  • Pap-s screens (cervical cancer screening)
  • Annual breast exams and referrals for mammograms
  • Contraception
  • Pregnancy test
  • Routine chemical urinalysis
  • Screening and treatment for vaginal infections and related sexually transmitted diseases
  • Diagnosis of pelvic disorders including ovaries and uterus such as ovarian cysts or masses, uterine fibroid tumors, vaginal bleeding or irregular menstruations, and missing periods.
  • Postpartum care

Health Tips & Info

What are the reasons to see a doctor about gynecological issues?
You may want to schedule a gynecological visit at Hillcroft Physicians Clinic if you are due for a checkup. It is imperative to schedule regular visits to maintain reproductive health. According to doctors, these visits should start for women between the ages of 13 and 15. Doctors will often screen for diseases like cervical or breast cancer.

You also may want to see a doctor if you are experiencing pain in the lower belly which could indicate a problem with your reproductive organs.

It is essential to examine if you have any changes in your monthly period, like unusual pain or bleeding. In the later years of the 40s or 50s, doctors can help you to determine if you might be going through menopause.

Doctors also help with questions about pregnancy, including how to avoid getting pregnant and care if you think you might be pregnant.

What can I expect during a gynecology visit?
A doctor will examine your reproductive system, both internally and externally. They will also externally examine your breasts and check for any lumps or cysts. A doctor routinely examines your vulva, which is located outside of the vagina.

Doctors will always conduct an internal pelvic exam. This is a simple, safe and quick procedure where the doctor will use an instrument called a speculum that widens the vagina and allows at your cervix located between the vagina and the uterus.

During the internal exam, the doctor usually performs a procedure known called a Pap smear. It involves the doctor collecting a sample of cells from the cervix with a Q-tip-like swap to check for infection; this is a pain-free procedure.

Why is it important to have regular gynecological examinations?
Many conditions that affect women’s health exist without any signs or symptoms, like the human papilloma virus (HPV), cervical cancer, and breast cancer. Regular examinations with doctors can detect these conditions at earlier stages when they can be treated most effectively.

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